SEVIS Check In

All new F and J international students are required to complete the SEVIS Check-in.

Please note that you will need to complete the SEVIS check-in and receive your new I-20 before you are able to apply for a Michigan driver's license or begin on-campus employment. If you do not check in with the OISS, the OISS cannot process your arrival for immigration purposes and inform the U.S. government that you are attending classes at EMU. You risk losing your immigration status if you do not conduct your check-in in a timely manner.

SEVIS Check-in Procedures

  1. Complete the New Student Information Sheet (link in emich.edu email).
  2. Submit your documents to the OISS. Dates and times for document drop-off will be sent to your emich.edu email. 
  3. Attend the mandatory UNITED International Student Orientation.
  4. OISS staff will process your documents and register your check-in with SEVIS. 

During check-in and orientation, we would be happy to answer any questions you have concerning EMU or settling in the United States.

In addition to these steps, you must submit all of the following documents to complete your check in:

  • I-94 card (if you have one) or most recent I-94
  • EMU I-20 for F-1 students
  • DS-2019 for J-1 students
  • I-20/DS-2019 from other US schools, if applicable 
  • Transfer students must have all Transfer-pending I-20s and Initial I-20
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • SEVIS I-901 fee receipt
  • Immigration documents of your dependents (spouse and/or children) like I-20 or DS-2019, I-94, passport and visa, if applicable

We look forward to meeting you soon!

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